Baseball has always been called a game of mistakes. When you are batting you fail more often than not. You are considered a great player if you succeed only a third of the time. Yet to succeed, you must move past your failure and forget about it. When in the field you are likely to make an error at some point, it happens to everyone, it's about clearing your mind and moving on. I have always believed these lessons help me in my everyday life and the classroom. If I don’t do well on a test, forget my homework or I don’t do well on a project I don’t let it get me down. I think learning what you did wrong, fixing it, and getting it right the next time should be the goal. A failure needs to become a learning experience that you can build off of. …show more content…
It has always been my main hobby and interest. Many people play baseball so that is nothing special but I like to think that it’s the way you learn from the ups and downs in a game, that can transfer to real life. Taking the mental challenges from baseball and keeping that attitude in the classroom. Some players make an error and then dwell on it all game which usually results in a poor game. Some students get a poor grade and they immediately lose confidence that they can not learn the subject. It needs to be understood that failure is a part of life. Don’t just brush it off but don’t let it become an obstacle, it should inspire you to improve. Through baseball I have learned that I can make an error or mistake, understand it happens, learn from it and make sure to not let it happen again. Successful players make the next play or get up to bat and get a hit, or crush the next test. Life is full of mistakes, but effective players and people learn from them. Personally, I believe it is one of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned and I think my experience in baseball has helped to shape me into the person I am
Baseball is my favorite sport and I had a lot of memories. I have been playing baseball for 5 years. 3 years ago I was on the Serra Minor Giants and we were playing a game against the Minor Pirates. We were losing 8 - 5 and the bases were loaded. One of my teammates was batting, he stepped into the batter 's box about to take a swing.
Baseball gives me confidence and reminds me of where some of my talents lie. Baseball has always been a talent I can fall back on when I begin to feel bad about myself. Though baseball can not always solve my problems, hitting in a batting cage or playing catch with a teammate is nearly a surefire way to get me into a more positive state of mind. At the beginning of fall, I made a profile on a baseball recruiting website that is used by a majority of college programs, and every now and then I will receive a notice that college coaches are looking at my profile and are potentially trying to recruit me to play baseball at their school.
In the article “Want To Get Into College? Learn To Fail” by Angel B. Perez the main idea was that colleges want to know the real you,the imperfect you not the just the great things you’ve accomplished over the year ,but also the failure you had to overcome. The reason why they want to know this is to see if you can overcome failing a class or two just to how you can you handle this, because life is not easy and healthy,family and money sometimes can get in the way of things but the goal is to make you succeed. Another thing I learned that I think is a main point is that parents are the ones pressuring their children to be perfect. So much that they didn 't want their child to take a risk in a class if there was a possibility for failure.
Baseball is a game I have been playing since the age of eight. Since then, I have been a phenomenal hitter. I was a right-handed hitter when I started playing baseball, and I was the best hitter in my age group. I always hit home runs when it was my turn to bat. The coaches who picked the teams argued about who would get the first pick because they all wanted to pick me first.
Baseball is what changed my life and has taught me valuable lessons in many different ways. Going into my freshman year I received the worst news I could think of, I did not make the travel baseball team I had tried out for. This ignited a passion inside me and made me realize one very crucial aspect of life. Nothing in life is guaranteed and you have to work for it. The moment I heard I did not make the team I was focused and determined to do one thing, get better.
There are many things in my life that interest and excite me very much. Through all of these exciting things, baseball seems to stick out to me the most. It may be basic or very boring to many people, but to me it’s special in many ways. Ever since I was about two years old, I’ve played baseball. With these many years, I’ve faced many challenges, but I’ve had many achievements as well.
I have played softball my entire life, always striving to be the absolute best I could be. Softball is a difficult sport because players are expected to fail seventy percent of the time. Playing this sport requires tough mental strength. I have always had a supportive coaching staff, that always motivates me to excel. The coaches I had played for were always individuals that inspired me.
When I was younger, I loved to play baseball. I would join multiple leagues every year, and spend days in the summer playing pickup games with friends. Of course I had other interests, but baseball 's combination of technical and physical skill stood out to me as something that I loved. As time went on, and I became more serious about the sport, I began to realize that I was actually terrible at it. I understood the strategy and could perform any individual task, but I could never piece it together to play at even an intermediate level.
At the end of school ball I was faced with some adversity to overcome, by the feeling of letting my teammates, and coaches down after punching the dugout. I had to face the adversity of a broken hand filled with guilt, and embarrassment. Baseball has always taught me to keep pushing through rough patches of life and always have faith, and stay
For most of my childhood, the sport of baseball was the one activity I loved above anything else. Nothing could compare to the exhilarating freedom and satisfaction of bolting full speed around the bases, determined to steal 2nd, beating the "Throwdown" by a fraction of a second. The massive dust cloud kicked up by my cleats and the thunderous boom of the umpire shouting, "Safe!" made me feel empowered. It was in moments like those, when I was in control of my own fate, choosing whether to stay or to run, whether to play it safe or to risk failure, that I learned one of the most important lessons of my life.
This is where failure comes in. Sherry proclaims that we need to recognize that this fear of failure is a positive teaching tool. To make this tool work, teachers and parents need to accept that if the student doesn’t learn the material, they must follow through with their promises of flunking. Both teachers and parents have to realize that the future of the child is at stake, and only good intentions come from the
Overall from this experience I did learn something and take something from this experience. It showed me how much love I have for the game of baseball and how much I cherish it. The pain of sitting out all those games made me realize that. I don 't need to be doing all these extra little things like basketball camps or whatever. Possibly risking injury and having to recover and miss time from the sport I 've played my
And people think that baseball is not an athlete's sport, but the bases are 90ft. And if you try to run all four of them it comes out to 360 ft. But if you are unathletic you are still given the chance to make an impact. Or I remember i saw this one kid that was missing a leg and he was striking everyone out and hitting home runs and stuff like that I have had many of good and bad experiences when I play. The bad experiences happen when I know
It's good to Fail. On my first day of highschool I walked into my first class and my teacher started off the my highschool career by saying... It is Ok to fail. At the time I thought he was lying or just telling us that and that he “didn't understand” what we were going through.